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Friday, 3 December 2010

South West Train details for Saturday

South West Trains issues service information for passengers for Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December

* Revised timetable to operate on Saturday 4 December
* Normal service planned for Sunday 5 December with some minor alterations
* Passengers again advised to check for latest updates prior to travel


South West Trains is advising passengers that it will operate a revised service on its network on Saturday 4 December, with a normal service planned for Sunday 5 December.

As a result of continued freezing weather conditions, South West Trains will again run an amended timetable on Saturday to make best use of the trains and crew available and to try to deliver the most robust level of service for passengers. Passengers can access a colour-coded map on the website to identify whether services are planned to run from their local station.

South West Trains is advising passengers to check for up-to-date travel information and leave additional time for their journeys as journey times may be extended. Information will continue to be provided and updated on the South West Trains website (www.southwesttrains.co.uk) and National Rail Enquiries website (www.nationalrail.co.uk) or customers can call the snow hotline on 0845 301 7641. Passengers are also advised to review customer information screens at stations or speak to a member of station staff.

As a result of the revised timetable, rugby spectators travelling to the Barbarians v South Africa match at Twickenham on Saturday should ensure they leave plenty of additional time to get to and from the match or consider using alternative transport if possible. Passengers are also advised to check the times of last trains and night and if possible travel earlier.

On Sunday, South West Trains plans to operate a normal timetable for customers with some minor alterations.

Andy Pitt, Managing Director of South West Trains, said: "We are doing our best in partnership with Network Rail to keep passengers updated and our trains moving. We understand the impact this is having on our customers, and would like to thank them for their patience and understanding during these difficult conditions.

"The severe weather conditions are expected to continue over the weekend. We have put in place a revised timetable for Saturday to ensure we can make the best use of the resources we have available. On Sunday we plan to operate services as normal with some minor alterations. However, our advice to passengers is that they should continue to check for updates before they travel and allow longer for their journeys."

Information regarding services on Monday 6 December will be issued on Sunday.

Summary of services for Saturday 4 December

Revised timetables, which are available online at www.southwesttrains.co.uk, will be in operation for the following routes and services:

* London Waterloo to Bournemouth and Weymouth
* London Waterloo to Alton and Basingstoke (stopping service)
* Fast trains London Waterloo to Woking, Guildford and Basingstoke
* London Waterloo to Salisbury, Yeovil and Exeter
* Southampton to Salisbury and Portsmouth
* London Waterloo to Haslemere and Portsmouth
* London Waterloo to Epsom and Dorking
* Stopping services to Woking, Guildford and Kingston via Wimbledon
* London Waterloo to Reading, Windsor and Kingston via Richmond


Full details on service frequencies, and information on last trains is also available on the South West Trains website. Customers should note that these timetables are for South West Trains services only.

The following routes will have no service on Saturday 4 December:

* Ascot to Ash Vale
* Aldershot to Guildford
* Chessington branch
* Hampton Court branch
* Leatherhead to Effingham Junction
* Salisbury to Bristol
* Shepperton branch
* Virginia Water to Weybridge


A network map detailing the stations South West Trains expects to provide a train service is available online at www.southwesttrains.co.uk/uploads/snowplanmap.pdf
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

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